\ ˈbrānd How to pronounce brained (audio) \

Definition of brained

: having a brain of a specified kind used in combination featherbrained

Examples of brained in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While this shrinking was observed across these migratory species, new research suggests that birds with bigger brains—relative to their body size—aren’t shrinking like their smaller-brained kin. Doug Johnson, Ars Technica, 14 Feb. 2022 Beautifully clean-brained is an excellent description of Moly. Matthew Bevis, Harper’s Magazine , 16 Feb. 2022 Scott wasn’t sure what to make of McDowell, an overstuffed pillow of a 30-year-old stoner who came off as a soft-brained teen. Paul Solotaroff, Rolling Stone, 30 Jan. 2022 The problem with woo is the mindset: a credulous, mush-brained approach to subjects that require study, hard thinking, and real evidence. Ryan Cooper, The Week, 2 Dec. 2021 Told mostly in the form of letters from an old Bigfoot hunter to his estranged son, these issues found The Department of Truth mixing heart-rending human emotion with its big-brained ideas about the nature of subjective reality. Christian Holub,, 21 Dec. 2021 For 40 years, theater critics and audiences have tried to make sense of the hairball-brained plot of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1980s musical. oregonlive, 24 Sep. 2021 To Rio’s distress, a group of boys at a table nearby start to flirt coarsely with the overdeveloped and somewhat under-brained Pucha. Deborah Eisenberg, The New York Review of Books, 11 June 2020 Republicans take some advantage from credulous media coverage that insists, with the peculiar tendency of the goldfish-brained Beltway press corps, that things could have turned out differently. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 2 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of brained

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Brained.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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